Monash University Museum of Art | MUMA

Ash Keating, The west park proposition, 2012

Opening function: Saturday 6 October, 3.00 – 5.00pm,  Monash University Museum of Art, Caulfield Campus

With opening remarks at 3.30pm by Professor Edward Byrne, AO Vice-Chancellor & President, Monash University

Artists’ Proof #1

Exhibition dates: 1 October – 15 December 2012

Artists: Sarah Byrne, Alicia Frankovich, Newell Harry, Joyce Hinterding, David Jolly, Jonathan Jones, Ash Keating, Elizabeth Newman and Rose Nolan

Curatorium: Geraldine Barlow, Max Delany, Francis Parker, Patrice Sharkey

The inaugural edition of a new exhibition series, Artists’ Proof #1 explores current positions in contemporary art through new commissions by nine outstanding contemporary artists.

Artists’ Proof has been established to provide curatorial support for contemporary artists to develop new work and ambitious projects. The series supports innovative, experimental and research-based practices, by artists whose work is especially interesting or exemplifies new tendencies and modes of practice. Artists’ Proof provides an opportunity for participating artists to develop and test new work, and for MUMA audiences to experience a diverse range of artistic positions.

Presented through all of MUMA’s recently designed galleries, the inaugural exhibition sees artists explore performative, media and event cultures, and the post-industrial architecture of the urban fringe, whilst others work with sound, light, sculpture, film, and painting in its diverse and expanded forms, offering a multi-sensory register of art and everyday life, from complex cultural perspectives.

Emily Floyd: This place will always be open

4 October 2012 – April 2013

Ian Potter Sculpture Court, Caulfield campus

The first annual commission for the Ian Potter Sculpture Court will see a major new public work by Emily Floyd explore the role and legacy of the university campus (and museum) as a site of political potential. Drawing its title and conceptual framework from the experimental student struggles at Monash University during the 1960s and ’70s, and incorporating a series of activities and publications, Floyd’s work serves as a space for social encounter – re-invoking a utopian spirit that is open, inclusive, free, provisional and generative.

The Ian Potter Sculpture Court adjoins MUMA and was designed by landscape architects Simon Ellis and Fiona Harrisson in collaboration with Kerstin Thompson Architects.

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